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Police log for Aug. 19, 2011

Elyria police Tuesday, Aug. 16 4:24 p.m. — 1100 block Oakwood Drive, a 42-year-old woman reported a Nintendo Wii video game system, six games and four controllers stolen from her home. The victim thought she had locked both doors to her home. 4:31 p.m. — Midway Mall, a 49-year-old man reported an unauthorized $31.86 charge Read More…

Christopher Howse facing domestic charge

ELYRIA — Reputed gang member Christopher Howse has been indicted on a felony domestic violence charge for allegedly attacking his pregnant girlfriend on June 23. Police were called to a 10th Street home in Elyria by some construction workers nearby after they reported seeing Howse attack the woman, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said. A Read More…

Elyria man indicted on arson charges

Fagan

ELYRIA — An Elyria man has been indicted on arson charges for starting 12 fires between April and when he was arrested in June. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said Thomas Fagan Jr., 48, would use a lighter to set fire to combustible material in trash cans throughout Elyria. “He had some grievances with some Read More…

Police log for Aug. 17, 2011

Sheriff’s office Monday, Aug. 15 5:08 p.m. — 300 block Westwoods, Amherst Township, bicycle reported stolen. 5:26 p.m. — 300 block Westwoods, Amherst Township, criminal damaging to vehicle reported. Elyria police Sunday, Aug. 14 11:01 a.m. – 100 block Woodridge Drive, two rings, worth about $1,500 each, reported stolen from an 81-year-old woman. 12:46 p.m. Read More…

Animal group contends with feral cats near Second Street in Elyria

Feral cat in the area of Second Street in Elyria.

ELYRIA — As a local organization seeks to spay and neuter a large colony of feral cats, there are conflicting reports about the exact number of cats living near Second Street in Elyria. Carrie Graham, of animal rescue organization PetResQ, is heading up the efforts for the cats living around Cedar and Second streets. After Read More…

Elyria man honored after his death for inventing OmniScope

The final invention of Elyria native and renowned marine biologist, astronomer, and first director of the old Cleveland Aquarium is now part of a new, permanent exhibit at a New England aquarium. The late William Edward “Bill” Kelley Jr., a 1936 graduate of Elyria High School, is being honored with a new exhibit titled “William Read More…

LCCC welding program gets $2.9 million grant

A $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Lorain County Community College expand the National Center for Welding Education and Training.

ELYRIA — Steadily changing technology and greater specialization in the welding industry is fueling the need for an estimated 30,000 trained welding technicians each year, according to an industry report. A $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help Lorain County Community College’s National Center for Welding Education and Training continue and expand Read More…

Elyria man found hanged by turnpike had three kids, alcohol problem

Mike

ELYRIA — Elyria native Mike Edgell, known as a hard worker who hit a string of bad luck over the last year, has been identified as the man whose body was found Sunday hanged under an overpass. The 47-year-old was found by a motorcyclist trying to get out of the rain under the Gulf Road/Ohio Read More…

Police log for Aug. 16, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Aug. 14 11:01 a.m. – 100 block Woodridge Drive, two rings, worth about $1,500 each, reported stolen from an 81-year-old woman. 12:46 p.m. – 600 block Delaware Ave., 47-year-old woman reported that someone stole a roll of chain link fence and 8 aluminum fence posts, valued at about $200, from her backyard. Read More…

Highway Patrol identifies man whose body was found near turnpike

ELYRIA — The State Highway Patrol has identified the man whose body was found hanging near the turnpike and Gulf Road yesterday. The body of Michael T. Edgell, 47, of Elyria, was found was found hanging by his belt from a fence by a motorcyclist who had stopped to get out of the rain. According Read More…